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Posts tagged soybeans

June 24, 2014

 

panama-canal-ship

Nearly A Century Old, Panama Canal Still Vital To Midwest Economy

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.

June 3, 2014

 

beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

August 14, 2013

Bushel After Bushel 

corn-field

USDA Predicts Near Record Corn Yield, Soybeans Look Good Too

Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.

May 14, 2013

Environmental Impact 

The yellow wheels of a center-pivot irrigation system on tilled farmland

New GMO Products Delayed Due To USDA Review

Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

drought tolerant maize

Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

Potted soybean plants

Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013

High-Tech 

soybean seeds

The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

November 28, 2012

Feed The World 

corn-cob

The Local-Global Food Connection

Sending corn and soybeans abroad is just part of the equation when it comes to figuring out how we’ll feed the projected 9 billion people on Earth by 2050.

November 20, 2012

Winter Blanket 

winter rye

More Farmers Running For Cover Crops

Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.

August 8, 2012

More Of The Same 

drought

Drought Strikes Corn Supply — With Global Implications

The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?

July 6, 2012

 

corn

Agricultural Economists Say Drought Could Impact Food Prices

Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.

June 16, 2012

Audio Meal 

drinking pisco sour

Local Craft Spirit, Asian Spinach Salad, Parking Lot Garden

We taste cocktails made with the craft spirit Sorgrhum. Chef Orr has 2 recipes with spinach and carrots. And we go to Seattle for a story about urban gardening.

June 12, 2012

Foreign Food 

soy bean field

Missouri Strengthens Soybean Connection To China

Missouri soybeans are exported all over the world and markets are growing.

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